Vineeth in 2008
23 August 1969
Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala, India
|Years active||1985 – Present|
|Spouse(s)||Priscilla Menon (2004 – Present)|
|Parent(s)||K. T. Radhakrishnan
P. K. Shanthakumari
Vineeth (born 23 August 1969) is an Indian film actor and classical dancer known for his works predominantly in Malayalam cinema and Tamil cinema. He was also starred in few Telugu, Kannada and Bollywood films.
Vineeth is the nephew of the famous Travancore sisters. Of them, apparently, Padmini and Ragini imposed on his parents to send him to dancing school. Vineeth is also a cousin of the film actress Shobhana, Krishna and relative of actress Sukumari and Ambika Sukumaran.
He learned bharathanatyam at the age of 6. He caught the public eye by winning several prizes in the Bharatanatyam dance form while studying in school including winning the first prize at the Kerala State Youth festival for four years in a row and winning the top prize of 'Kalaprathibha' in 1986.
Vineeth entered the film industry with the I. V. Sasi film Edanilagal in 1985. It was, however, with his second film Nakhakshathangal in 1986 that he caught the public eye in films. His dancing skills were prominently displayed in several films as well.
He has acted in several well received films, since, in all the South Indian languages. In spite of his success in films, he still considers dance as his first love and is undergoing advanced training in Bharatanatyam and participates in several dance programs all over the world as well as the Surya Dance Festival.
He is born to K. T. Radhakrishnan and Dr P. K. Shanthakumari on 23 August 1969 at Thalassery, Kannur. He has a sister, Dr Kavitha Dinesh. He studied at Good Shepherd International School, Ooty and St Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Thalassery. He pursued bachelors in commerce from Madras University in 1991.
- 1986 Kalaprathibha - Kerala State Government for the Kerala State School Youth Festival
- 1992 Best New Face Award- Film Fan’s Association in Tamil Nadu - Aavarampoo
- 1992 Second best actor Award - Kerala State Film Critics Association for Daivathinte Vikrithikal and Sargam
- 1993 Supporting actor award - Film Fan’s Association - Jathi Malli and Pudhiya Mugam
- 2006 Yuvakala Bharathi award - Bharath Kalachar
- 2013 – Asiavision Awards – Best Supporting Actor
|2016||Kamboji||Kunjunni||Malayalam||Filming in progress|
|2016||Palllikkoodam||Malayalam||Filming in progress|
|2015||Njan Samvidhanam Cheyum||Malayalam|
|2015||100 Days of Love||S.P.Pillai||Malayalam|
|2013||Breaking News Live||Deepak||Malayalam|
|2011||Queens! Destiny of Dance||Mukta||Hindi|
|2009||2 Harihar Nagar||Shyam sundhar||Malayalam|
|2007||Bhool Bhulaiyaa||Sharad Pradhan/Shashidhar||Hindi|
|2005||Chandramukhi||Viswanathan & Gunashekaran||Tamil|
|2005||Alice in Wonderland||Victor Joseph||Malayalam|
|2004||Perumazhakkalam||Raghu Rama Iyer||Malayalam||Guest Appearance|
|2003||Priyamana Thozhi||Michael Dsouza||Tamil|
|2002||Bokshu the Myth||English|
|2000||Darling Darling||Subash Chandra Bose/ Kochu Kurup / Aniyankutty (fake identity)||Malayalam|
|1998||W/o V. Vara Prasad||Varaprasad||Telugu|
|1998||Kanasalu Neene Manasalu Neene||Kannada|
|1997||Daud: Fun on the Run||Inspector Sri||Hindi|
|1996||Kala Pani||G S Sethu||Malayalam||Dubbed in Tamil as Sirai Chaalai|
|1995||Thacholi Varghese Chekavar||Shyam||Malayalam|
|1995||Highway (1995)||Vinod Menon||Malayalam|
|1994||Daivathinte Vikrithikal||Landlord's son||Malayalam|
|1993||Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha||Vishnu||Malayalam|
|1992||Sargam||Haridas||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Critics Association Second Best Actor Award)|
|1992||Kamaladalam||Somashekharanunni (Malavika's lover)||Malayalam|
|1992||Daivathinte Vikrithikal||Son of Landlord||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Critics Association Second Best Actor Award|
|1992||Aavarampoo||Sakkarai||Tamil||Best New Face Awarded from the Film Fan’s Association in Tamil Nadu|
|1990||Aaram Vardil Aabhyanthara Kalaham||Malayalam|
|1988||Oru Muthassi Katha||Chanthu||Malayalam|
|1986||Idanazhiyil Oru Kaalocha||Ananth||Malayalam|
|1986||Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal||Antony||Malayalam|
- Vineeth's Birth Data. Celebrities-galore.com (23 August 1964). Retrieved on 2012-02-26.
- Former Students. St Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Thalassery
- Rediff On The Net, Movies: Winning, vulnerable Vineeth. Rediff.com (16 October 1997). Retrieved on 2012-02-26.
- Top 100 Handsome Indian Men – Vineeth. Webindia123.com. Retrieved on 26 February 2012.
- Success, at last!. The Hindu (13 October 2003). Retrieved on 2012-02-26.
- A Complete Online Malayalam Cinema News Portal. Cinidiary. Retrieved on 21 October 2015.
- "ലാലേട്ടന് എന്റെ ഗുരുവാണ് -വിനീത്". mangalam.com. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Vineeth ties nuptial knot Archived 11 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
- Priscilla Menon: ZoomInfo Business People Information. Zoominfo.com. Retrieved on 26 February 2012.
- VM Sathish. "Mammotty, Kavya Madhavan bag Asiavision awards". Emirates 24-7.
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- Vineeth in Pudhiya Mugam Tamil Mp3 Listen And Download
- Vineeth R at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Website http://www.actorvineeth.com
- Facebook Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/actor.dancer.vineeth
- Vineeth at MSI
- Success, at last! http://www.hindu.com/mp/2003/10/13/stories/2003101301750200.htm
- Winning, vulnerable Vineeth – http://www.rediff.com/entertai/oct/16vin.htm
- Actor and dancer Vineeth goes to Bollywood http://content.msn.co.in/Entertainment/SouthCinema/SCGalatta.com_100807_0858.htm
- Former students: http://stjosephshss.info/fstudents.htm
- Top 100 handsome men: http://www.webindia123.com/personality/men/vineeth/vineeth.html
- Interview with Vineeth: http://varnachitram.com/2006/11/08/interview-with-vineeth/
- Vineeth ties nuptial knot: http://movies.indiainfo.com/telugu/movienews/morenews167.html